Pain is Not the Fifth Vital Sign
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 259 , Segment 1
Episode: Pain Management, Emotional Intelligence, Kids and Monsters
- Oct 31, 2017 4:00 pm
- 48:52 mins
Myles Gart, MD, is the Director of Acute Pain Services of Faith Regional Health Service in Norfolk Nebraska. He is also the President and CEO of GartMD and surgeon with over 20 years of experiences. The Journal of the American Medical Association announced that although average life expectancy of an American is up, the rising opioid crisis has shaved 2.5 months off this improvement. After years of misinformation and a national epidemic of opioid abuse, we are finally realizing that pain should not be one of the vital signs when you see a doctor. Dr. Gart talks about, what he characterizes as, one of the biggest mistakes in the history of modern medicine ... When pain was designated as the fifth vital sign.